Released 23 June 2011
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Wauwatosa, WI (June 23, 2011) With more Salvation Army disaster relief
teams from Fargo and the Twin Cities en route, staff and volunteers are
providing food, water and emotional support in Minot and nearby cities while
flood crews scramble to raise levees. With parts of Minot
already underwater, the Souris
River is expected to
crest this weekend.
Salvation Army’s feeding efforts will continue for weeks to come,” said Major
Donald Kincaid, Minot Salvation Army administrator. “After the floodwaters
recede, we will additionally offer clean-up kits and long-term support.”
financial assistance is and will be available for qualifying households
displaced by the flood. For assistance call 701-838-8925.
Salvation Army has served in Minot
since 1896,” Kincaid said. “This is our town, too. We are committed to serving
this community the best we can, for as long as we are needed.”
For any and all
flood information not related to
The Salvation Army, call the Ward County Flood Hotline at 701-858-9366.
Salvation Army needs financial support now and in the months ahead to cover the
costs of its disaster response. To make a $10 donation, text “MINOT” to 80888 and reply “yes” to the
confirmation text. A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile
phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. For terms, see
can also be made online at www.thesalarmy.org, by calling 800-SAL-ARMY
(725-2769) or by mailing a check to The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior AVE N, Roseville
Be sure to designate your donation “Minot Flood.”
used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with
delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The
Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will
be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs
from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household
goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you
help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off
location, please go to www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been
supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly
30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through
the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to
support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.